The Newcastle United fan here in the Transfer Tavern are happy to hear that West Ham are reportedly closing in on a move for former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. Indeed, despite links with Rafa Benitez, the punters propping up our bar are happy to hear the aforementioned Chilean looks like moving instead.
Indeed, the collective mood amongst our resident Geordies got even better over the weekend following suggestions in the Mirror claiming those behind the scenes at St. James’ Park could be prepared to back Benitez in the summer. Life under Mike Ashley’s watch during a transfer window is never easy on Tyneside, though the fact he might actually support Benitez this time around could see things go differently.
Still, the Sports Direct mogul is barely the most trusted figure amongst Newcastle fans, making the reaction online always likely to be mixed. With that in mind, here’s a closer look.
oh please, give over
— Rich Wearz (@wearz) May 20, 2018
Wasn’t it mike Ashley set to bankroll a summer spend…yeah okay then
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) May 20, 2018
Believe it when I see it.
— BurstOfTheStar (@BurstOfTheStar) May 20, 2018
Gets excited… sees it's from The Mirror…
— Raj Bithal (@Biffarinho) May 20, 2018
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From the Mirror….but I want this to be true more than anything.
— Chris Colwell (@ChrisX666) May 20, 2018
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